$15 AN HOUR WILL PUT AN END TO JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NEW JERSEY
3, 2016): In response to today’s announcement that Assemblymen Prieto and
Wisniewski intend to introduce legislation to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage
to $15 an hour tomorrow, the following statement may be attributed to National
Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) New Jersey state director, Laurie
At a time when small
businesses are struggling to survive in the highest taxed state in the nation, professional
politicians are playing games with our economic stability and inflicting fear
into the hearts of hard working employers doing everything they can to avoid
cutting back hours or having to lay off their valued employees.
While we are confident
that Governor Christie would ultimately veto such irresponsible legislation,
every time law makers float ideas that in reality will crush the private sector,
they create uncertainty and confusion. Make no mistake about it, $15 an hour
will bring the state’s already sluggish economy to a grinding halt and destroy
the jobs of those that proponents of this preposterous legislation are claiming
to advocate for.
NEWS EDITORS: Laurie
Ehlbeck is available for interviews and further comments on this subject and
any other pertaining to small business in New Jersey. Please use the contact
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